Strategic Research Development Coordinator

A true impact on the Agri-Tech sector starts with a company that brings together leading scientists, farmers, advisors, innovators and businesses to increase crop productivity through new technologies. Driving forwards the research and innovation to transform crop systems, if you wish to make a difference where the role is designed with the future in mind, then read on...

Supporting the innovation director and innovation network lead, you will continue the development and success of a growing company programme. You will cover strategic development and delivery of strategic priorities which will include liaising with partners, members and external stakeholders to enhance networks, build consortia and write bids, utilizing your technical expertise. You will coordinate a range of strategic support services as well as development of sector-wide, externally funded strategic partnerships.

Your main duties will include:

  • Strategic development Conduct market research, networking and stakeholder facilitation.
  • Initiate, develop and lead successful applicants and bid proposals.
  • Support both the successful delivery of projects and the preparation of business cases for strategic investment in the Agri-Tech sector.
  • Act as a key scientific / technical point of contact.
  • Create and develop partnership and consortium networks with business partners.
  • Raise business awareness.
  • Assist with appropriate reporting to the innovation, operational, commercial. teams and monitoring officer as required.
  • Participate in company training.

To be considered you will have the following:

  • Experience of working in academia and commercial environments.
  • Degree level qualification in biology / Agriculture/ Agronomy / Soil Science fields.
  • Effective grant application/ bid writing / business plans and/or project management.
  • Clear understanding and experience of U.K. and international funding programmes.
  • Project management skills.
  • Confident in developing professional networks and liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to support effective decision making.
  • Managing budgets and costing projects.
  • Effectively able to plan and manage your workload.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An independent thinker with high attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills - able to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent presentations skills both written and oral.

On Offer: An attractive salary plus life assurance, pension and hybrid working model.

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Shannon Wasley on: 01885 498178 / 07496380088 or e-mail your CV and covering letter TO Thank you.

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